You become what you think you'll become.
Muhammad Ali said, "What you're thinking is what you're becoming". He was the greatest boxer because he wanted to become the greatest boxer. He worked hard, maybe harder than most to achieve his goal. When I decided to open a law practice (with two other new grads) directly upon graduation I was ridiculed. I was actually told I had hutspah but it was said in the tone of 'you're crazy'. I did it anyway and it turned out more than just fine. If you want to be a successful solo practitioner, you will become a successful solo practitioner. You will struggle, you will have challenges. I did. But if you set your mind to it, you will do it.
These are the 9 things I wish I had learned in law school.
So, do you have any life lessons geared towards productivity and mindset you would like to share and which can benefit others?
This post is based on an article that originally appeared in our newsletter. Written by Susan Liebel of Solo Practice University.